When I set out to build it, I had no idea how I would do it, I had an idea in my head of what I wanted, that was it.
I had to learn new tools to use (co2 laser cutters and Coral Draw to name a few) as well as a tremendous amount of time figuring out how to make the panels. It also drained every bit of creativity out of me during the process coming up with themes for each of the panels.
My company happens to put on its own maker faire every year and I built this to show at that event. I have always been fascinated with switches and dials on control panels (what kid isn’t), dashboards, space ships, aircraft cockpits and after checking out some other examples on the web I decided to put something together on my own.
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